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Daring pig makes escape after death-defying jump

Daring Pig Makes Escape, Headlines With Death-Defying Jump

Out of the frying pan and, well ... out of the frying pan: A daring pig dives for freedom off the top of a moving truck on the way to the slaughter house.

In a video that's making the rounds on social media, a hog makes a harrowing leap of faith and after a hard impact, gets up and walks away.

The Independent reports there's no word yet on exactly where the great escape takes place, but they hazard a guess at South America, and the voices in the video seem to be speaking a romance language.

A bit of digging found that what might be the original video was uploaded more than a year ago by YouTube user pero931, who wrote in the description that it was captured on Cuba's Carretera Central.

The video was re-uploaded a couple times this past week, before it was posted on LiveLeak and then picked up by The Daily Mail on Thursday.

The plucky pig's bravery has earned him (or her) quite a few fans.

The Fox and Friends anchors enjoyed it saying "This pig leaping out of a moving truck in South America presumably trying to avoid becoming bacon. I hope he's okay!"

Most YouTube commenters were similarly supportive, with messages of, "Run, piggy run!!!" and "Freedom!"

Strangely enough, this isn't the first time a flying pig has made the news this week.

Metro reports a pig in China made headlines after a similarly daring escape, leaping from the top of a truck before being adopted by a local police department.

While the fate of the latest porker is unclear, to quote Babe, "That'll do pig, that'll do."

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Kim June 13 2014 at 11:40 AM

even animals know fear, the need for survival and escape-yes, animals have feelings-

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ancientoak June 13 2014 at 1:39 PM

There is nothing funny about this video of the pig jumping out of the truck. He obviously knew he was bound for slaughter, and had to have sustained bad injuries during the fall. Animals sense danger, he ran for his freedom - we would do the same. We don't need to eat animals to be healthy and vital. I wish the news media would grow up and stop making juvenile fun of this.

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c.moorebutz June 13 2014 at 12:32 PM

i am sure this poor pig was injured but can you imagine the desperation he felt to jump from that high.. sad...

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Dennis June 13 2014 at 12:02 PM

He was trying to save his own Bacon.

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animalloveinc Dennis June 14 2014 at 1:14 AM

Dennis-Your limp attempt at humor sucks.

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Torak Dennis June 14 2014 at 2:01 AM

You sir need more upvotes.

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thinker146 June 13 2014 at 2:54 PM

All of you making jokes while eating innocent setient beings will live shorter lives. Ham, bacon, and pork products are carcinigenic. If you were on your way to execution, I'm sure you would try to escape too.

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jcs9 June 13 2014 at 4:07 PM

He knew he was being videotaped. What a ham!

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abudotcom June 13 2014 at 12:59 PM

Run piggy Run…..

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Starr abudotcom June 13 2014 at 1:11 PM

This little piggy ran all the way home. Escaped the wraths of the big bad wolf. LOL!!!

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bigred8690 June 13 2014 at 1:53 PM

He was auditioning for a Geico commercial. Let's hope he makes it.

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Judith bigred8690 June 13 2014 at 6:11 PM

Oh, come on - who could replace Maxwell?!? LOL

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lindalgunn June 13 2014 at 1:41 PM

Born free, as free as the wind blows
As free as the grass grows
Born free to follow your heart

Andy Williams Lyrics

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gmgpjandon lindalgunn June 13 2014 at 8:50 PM

Tsk, tsk! You forgot the IRS. Voluntary payment at the end of a gun barrel.

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accordmee gmgpjandon June 14 2014 at 2:39 AM

It's about a hog idiot.

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crowland503 June 13 2014 at 1:58 PM

The Capital Hill Politicians need to take the hint and know that the time has come to castrate their favorite pork-barrel hogs. No need to kiss the pigs anymore after the wasteful Politicians--especially if they voted for Obamacare--are elected out of office. Time to give the Republicans a chance to return this country to the pre-Obama days!

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